[Python-Dev] Alternative implementation of interning
Wed, 14 Aug 2002 16:26:00 -0500
>> ... how about renaming PyString_InternInPlace to
Guido> Better still, I think we could safely make all interned strings
Guido> mortal -- I don't see any use for immortal strings.
Wasn't this part of the original discussion? Extension modules are free to
call PyString_InternInPlace and may well expect immortal strings, so for
backward compatibility, the functionality probably has to remain for a time,
Of course, I'm speaking with my fake expert hat on. I've never even
considered interning a string, immortal, immoral, or otherwise.